Master's programs, bachelor's programs
The Department of Mathematics & Statistics, since its inception, is committed to excellence of instruction and scholarship. As an integral part of IISER Kolkata, it is devoted to the objective of integrating education with research so as to disseminate research-based knowledge and to provide maximal research opportunities at all levels of the curriculum. In a department where a faculty member is more a facilitator of the learning process than just an instructor, each student is given individual attention along with an exposure to research activity at a level found only in the elite institutes of highest order. While Mathematics can be studied and pursued for its own sake, the department acknowledges the ever-increasing role of Mathematics in the advancement of various disciplines.
Recognizing this instrumental role of Mathematics across disciplines, the department offers a diverse bouquet of courses comparable in content to what is offered in departments with much larger infrastructure. Courses offered range from introductory topics to the frontiers of current research.
At present, the Department of Mathematics & Statistics offers three academic programmes.
This is a five-year programme where students are admitted through an annual selection after the completion of high school. An MS degree is obtained on successful completion of the programme. In the first year, there are courses on all five basic sciences i.e. Biology, Chemistry, Earth Sciences, Mathematics and Physics following which three pre-major subjects are selected out of the aforementioned five in the second year. The major subject is chosen out of the pre-majors at the third year. The programme requires a project to be executed at the fifth year for its completion. At present, there are thirteen BS-MS students in the Department of Mathematics & Statistics. The following mathematics courses are offered in the BS- MS programme.